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The World of Hex Maps

One of the things Open Innovations has become known for is our hex maps or, more correctly, hex cartograms. Hex cartograms are a very useful visualisation technique when the geographies being visualised should be treated equally. For instance, a standard geographic election map of the UK over-emphasises the winners of rural areas because they are much bigger, geographically, even though they are the same size electorally. In this case a hex map would give a more accurate overall impression of the result although at the expense of accurate geography.

Below you can find some example hex visualisations, blog posts we've written, existing hex layouts, and useful hex map tools.